Employment, General/Other News

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Ontario Employment Fund Helps Young People Get Jobs, Training and Measurable Work Skills
The Youth Employment Fund, located in Ontario, is helping local young people get sustainable jobs, receive training and earn some valuable work experience. The fund is helping employers provide...more



Report Says Louisiana Workforce Needs Better Skills, Wages
In a report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), more than 40 percent of Louisiana's workforce needs better skills and wages. Marcie Foster, a policy analyst at CLASP, says that the...more

Tech-transfer Tool Hatches New Jobs
Sandia National Laboratories researchers are viewed as contributory in creating jobs and furthering economic development. Sandia has developed the medical diagnostic lab-on-a-disk SpinDx, which is...more

NC Eastern Region Pushes Through to be a Private Nonprofit
North Carolina's Eastern Region (NCER) refocuses its mission to more charitable efforts as it pushes forward to becoming a private nonprofit. The organization covers 13 Eastern North Carolina...more

Federal Way City Council Gives Funding Nod for Economic Development Director Position
The Federal Way City Council has recently given its funding approval for an economic development director position during its most recent meeting. The new director for Federal Way, WA would make...more

Department of Economic Development Reports Rise of Employment in Missouri
The Department of Economic Development reports that Missouri's unemployment rate is lower than the national unemployment rate. Spokesman Joh Fougere enthuses that it's a good sign the state...more

Employee Ownership Scheme: Why Businesses Are Doing It
More businesses want to get their employees involved in ownership. However, there are specific issues that need to be addressed before jumping on the employee-ownership...more

A New Law that Awards Incentives to Employ the Homeless
A new law passed during the 2014 General Session of the Utah Legislature enables businesses to receive tax incentives for hiring homeless people. These tax credits to businesses will amount up to...more

Reinforcing Work Ethic To Ensure People Find Paid Employment
Work requirements can't be enforced when people can't find work. Recent analysis indicates that at least two-thirds of the growth in food stamps between 2007 and 2011 was the direct result of...more

New Ten-State Demonstration Project to Rebuild Workforce Programs, Help Unemployed
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) documents several recommendations to improve job-training programs administered by the federal government and better meet the needs of long-term unemployed...more






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Social Enterprise Earns Million-Pound Contract to Run Out-of-Hours GP Services

Social Enterprise Earns Million-Pound Contract to Run Out-of-Hours GP Services
A group of local doctors led a social enterprise, which has garnered a multi-million pound...



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